KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Every season provides opportunities to enjoy local produce. A few local items to look for in the fall are apples, winter squash and sweet potatoes. Lisa Farmer visited FOX 4 on Monday, Sept. 19 to share a recipe for sweet potatoes stuffed with healthy southwest flavors.
Healthy loaded sweet potatoes
4 large sweet potatoes
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooked or canned black beans
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons chopped chives
2 teaspoons chili powder
1.Preheat oven to 400°F.
2.Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. With a fork, pierce sweet potatoes all over and place on baking sheet; bake until tender, about 45 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix yogurt with lime juice and salt. Cover and refrigerate.
4.When sweet potatoes are done, allow to cool 10 minutes. With a small spoon, break and remove the skin from tops of the potatoes. Use a fork to gently mash the insides.
5.Top each sweet potato with 1/4 cup black beans, 1/4 cup yogurt mixture, 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, a sprinkle of chives and a dusting of chili powder.
Number of servings (yield): 4
Nutrition per serving (1 potato): 342 calories; 10g total fat; 383mg sodium; 51g carbohydrate; 11g fiber; 13g protein
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